Audiology (AuD)

Admission Requirements

Admission to the program will be for Fall term only, and applications must be received by January 1 of the application year.

Students must apply through the Graduate School.

Applicants should submit:

  • All undergraduate transcripts
  • GRE scores
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • A structured personal statement:
    • Please respond to all three questions in up to two pages(total)
      • Part 1: Describe and explain the experience(s) you have had that have convinced you that audiology is the career for you. (This may include: coursework, shadowing, job experience, personal experience.)
      • Part 2: What relevant life experiences (e.g., leadership roles, service to the community, personal accomplishments, etc.) and personal qualities do you have that will help you to succeed in graduate school? 
      • Part 3: Describe how you have solved a problem and how the skills and techniques that you employed might help you in graduate school and as a clinical audiologist. (The problem could be one related to your undergraduate experience, to a job that you have held, or a personal challenge that you have faced.)

Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 3.0; Admission to the program is based on a favorable review of application materials and an interview with the admissions committee. During their interview, applicants will be asked to demonstrate a knowledge of the field. 

Please see the Doctor of Audiology Program website for more information.

Program Requirements

The Doctor of Audiology degree program has been designed to meet the content and experience guidelines developed over the past decade by numerous professional organizations and associations.

The curriculum begins with the student spending a significant amount of time in the classroom with a minimum amount of time in the clinical environment. Over the course of the four years, the ratio of classroom to clinic time reverses. During the fourth year, students will be given options for practical experiences, an externship, in a variety of sites around the country.

Typical 4-Year Curriculum 

(subject to change)

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
FallHours
AUDI 600 Anatomy and Physiology of Hearing 3
AUDI 604 Essential Techniques in Audiometry for Pediatrics and Adults 3
AUDI 606 Acoustics and Speech Acoustics 3
AUDI 614 Clinical Techniques in Audiology I 1
AUDI 610 Clinical Clerkship I 1
 Hours11
Spring
AUDI 626 Assessment and Management of Vestibular Disorders 3
AUDI 624 Amplification Technology 3
AUDI 622 Electrophysiologic Techniques in Audiology 3
AUDI 615 Clinical Techniques in Audiology II 2
AUDI 610 Clinical Clerkship I 1
 Hours12
Summer
AUDI 630 Amplification Selection and Fitting 3
AUDI 610 Clinical Clerkship I 1
AUDI 629 Cochlear Implants and other Impantable Hearing Devices 4
AUDI 636 Pediatric Audiology 3
 Hours11
Year 2
Fall
AUDI 620 Clinical Clerkship II 2
AUDI 621 Audiologic Rehabilitation 4
AUDI 648 Hearing Science I 3
AUDI 650 Research Methods 3
 Hours12
Spring
AUDI 620 Clinical Clerkship II 2
AUDI 646 Medical Audiology 4
AUDI 627 Tinnitus 2
AUDI 660 Investigation in Audiologic Practice 1
 Hours9
Summer
AUDI 632 Professional Issues in Audiology 2
AUDI 660 Investigation in Audiologic Practice 1
AUDI 635 Audiology Internship 4
 Hours7
Year 3
Fall
AUDI 635 Audiology Internship 4
AUDI 652 Prevention of Hearing Loss 2
AUDI 660 Investigation in Audiologic Practice 1
AUDI 656 Practice Management in Audiology 4
 Hours11
Spring
AUDI 612 Pathology of the Auditory-Vestibular System 3
AUDI 635 Audiology Internship 4
AUDI 638 Educational Audiology 3
AUDI 660 Investigation in Audiologic Practice 1
 Hours11
Summer
DOCT 600 Doctoral Candidacy 1 0
 Hours0
Year 4
Fall
DOCT 600 Doctoral Candidacy 1 0
 Hours0
Spring
DOCT 600 Doctoral Candidacy 1 0
 Hours0
 Minimum Total Hours84
1

Full-time status

The Doctor of Audiology program prepares students to meet the requirements for certification and/or licensure.  If you plan to pursue professional licensure or certification you should first determine your state’s criteria for examination and licensure to see how/if our program meets those requirements prior to enrollment. We recommend that you also contact your state’s licensing board directly to verify that the requirements have not changed recently and to answer any questions especially those regarding additional requirements beyond the degree. 

More information about certification or licensure is available at the following website:  https://louisville.edu/oapa/licensure-information (you may search by school or by the name of the program then click on 'View Details' to display the information).